Resources to help you during the Coronavirus crisis for Restaurants and food industry

Updated: Mar 29


(photo; Chris Potter)



Many businesses and food-related workers are going through challenging times.


So, I decided to put together a list of resources to help those who are in need.


This list is also available online as Google Document for ANYONE TO ADD INFORMATION. Please add any valuable information for the whole world to share.



For Businesses


Loans, Grants

Facebook Small Business Grants, Worldwide

Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where we operate.


City of San Francisco, San Francisco, USA

A fund for the impacted business, with an initial $1 million investment for up to 100 businesses with grants of $10,000 each in immediate relief.


Southern Smoke Foundation, USA

Our Emergency Relief Program provides emergency funding to those employed by or own restaurants or bars or are employed by a restaurant or bar supplier that are faced unforeseen expenses that cannot or will not be covered by insurance. We stand with those in our community and are committed to “taking care of our own”.


Orgain, USA

Orgain’s Grants for Greater Good program celebrates and supports start-up businesses that share Orgain’s desire to inspire healthy, vibrant lives. Does your business share our values? If so, apply today for a chance to win one of three $50,000 grants from Orgain!


Rethink Restaurant Response Program, New York, NY, USA

Rethink has set up a Restaurant Response Program to assist with food need and access during times of crisis. If you are a NYC based restaurant - you are eligible for the program.


SBA (Small Business Association), USA

Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters

Tax-Related


Tax-Related

Internal Revenue Services, USA (article)

IRS defers 2020 tax payments by 90 days due to coronavirus


EDD, Employment Development Department, California, USA

Reduced Work Hours

Potential Closure or Layoffs

Tax Assistance



For Individuals


Loans, Grants, Financial Assistance

SUPPORT WORKERS IN CRISIS, USA

cash assistance to restaurant workers, delivery drivers and other tipped workers and service workers — who are seeing their income decline during this disaster, or aren’t able to work because of quarantines or other health concerns.


USBG NATIONAL CHARITY FOUNDATION, USA

BARTENDER EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM


The Blackstone Business District, Omaha, NE, USA EMERGENCY BLACKSTONE EMPLOYEE RELIEF FUND

THIS EMERGENCY FUND IS FOR OUR INDUSTRY WORKERS IN The Blackstone District. approved Applicants are eligible for up to $1,000 every 30 days.


SBA (Small Business Association), USA

Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters


Credit Card (Article on Bankrate.com) Credit card issuers offer customer assistance in response to coronavirus

Tax-Related, Unemployment


Internal Revenue Services, USA

(article) IRS defers 2020 tax payments by 90 days due to coronavirus

EDD, Employment Development Department, California, USA

Coronavirus 2019 for workers

Sick or Quarantined

Reduced Work Hours – File Unemployment Insurance Claim


Temporary Work

rethink Food NYC, USA

Work with us during COVID-19 emergency food relief.

Rethink Food NYC is a non-profit organization working to recover nutritious excess food to provide low or no-cost meals to New York City families in need. As a result of the coronavirus, we are increasing our operations as access to emergency food and supplies decreases. We are hiring temporary culinary team members, facilities team members and food distribution associates.



Home Rentals City of New York NYC rental assistance and legal help to avoid eviction


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